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Sep 25, 2008

Radio Flyer Red Wagon and Shadow Shot Sunday

The first two houses that my family lived in are referred to as "The Eldorado house" and "The Wagon Wheel Road house." My first three years of life were spent in the first house so I don't remember much of that place. My Mom was expecting my sister, so we moved into the Wagon Wheel Road house which was bigger. Both houses were out in the country; we didn't even have to lock our doors during the day! I loved growing up out there. Nothing but fields and no traffic. The Wagon Wheel Road house had the nickname because there was a wagon's wheel that marked the dirt road.

Speaking of wagons, one Christmas morning, I woke up to a ** Radio Flyer Red Wagon right by the christmas tree. It had a red all-steel seamless body with natural wooden stake sides. I stood in awe then jumped with excitment. ** red wagon photo is by enjae.

This photo for Shadow Show Sunday reminds me of that childhood toy. I took a photo of the wooden slats that are on our balcony. When we moved into our apartment, they were in the shower. Mold grows quickly and easily in Japan, and pretty soon the wood was growing mushrooms! EEk! My husband took them out and put them on the balcony. They hold down the safety net we put up for my cat.

nail and wood


Hey Harriet said...

Love the sound of The Wagon Wheel Road house. Sweet memories! What a cool & interesting shadow shot (without mushrooms ;) this week!

As soon as I've done the Shadow Shot Sunday post I'll pop your link into Mr Linky for you. Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead :)

BeadedTail said...

The Wagon Wheel Road house sounds like a wonderful place to grow up. Thanks for sharing your memories! I like the composition of your photo too!

Also, thanks for stopping by my blog! I enjoyed reading yours and am glad I found it! I love your work and of course I think Sputnik is absolutely adorable!

Art By MAR said...

Sounds like you had a great place to grow up. It is great to have such nice memories.

Debra said...

Memories are great to have!!

Great blog....

annette said...

Nice memories - sounds perfect. And i agree every kid needs a cart like that!! Is that the original one from when you were a child?
Glad there are no mushrooms on your SS!! Nice work. :0)

Sandra Ree said...

I find it charming that your houses had names. And wagons didn't last long at our house growing up, not with a houseful of siblings. :)

I do love your shadow shot. Not too long ago I posted (Under A Cloud) a series of shots that were similar. Good job!

Toni said...

Thanks for sharing your house memories - I have so many of my own that your story brought up. :) Love your SS too - fantastic detail!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the story to accopany your pic with its interesting textures!

Sweet Repose said...

Funny...I too did a house memory in my SSS, of my Grandparents house they built in Daytona Beach, Fl....such memories we shot!


The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Cool! It looks like half of a face - an eye and a half of a smile! We do like this shot!!
Happy SSS!
Karla & Karrie

EmBelISH said...

hmmm mushrooms - the edible type?

Gallery Juana said...

Hi Everyone:) Thanks for stopping by.

Hey Harriet, thank you for taking care of my linky.

Annette, that pic is by enjae. I found it on flickr.

Rosebud Collection said...

Hope you had a great trip..Glad you are back and blogging..Picture is great and was happy to see your link.
Happy Sunday..

Elizabeth said...

What wonderful, precise detail!
This is very lovely.
Greetings from England

Anonymous said...

Very interesting shadow shot! I enjoyed reading about your wonderful memories.


Anonymous said...

I used to have a website about Sendai, Japan and then I have had it as a blog. I just took it down a week ago because there was almost no traffic to it. I was in Japan in 1953 and stayed until the summer of 1956 and most of that was spent in Sendai.

All of the photos I took are in the Sendai City Museum of History and Folklore and were accepted by the mayor as the photos shows the period of reconstruction in Japan.

Those were what I used on my website and my blog. PAZ told me about your blog and I came to visit.

I like what you are doing here and I like your writing.

I don't want to ask too many questions as this is my first visit.

I have four blogs and the bigger one is Brookville Daily Photo and then the most popular is My Birds Blog. If you have time I would welcome your having a look.

Abraham Lincoln
Sendai-shi 1953-1956.
Brookville, Ohio

Ali said...

We grew up in the country, never locking our doors too.
I love your shot - such a close-up and great shapes!

Gina said...

Lovely the weathered character..It must have been very slippery in the shower!! :D

Twinkle Star Art said...

The photo of the Little Red Wagon is very inspiring. I also remember the days of not having to lock the doors. I grew up in the country too and miss it so much. Your shadow shot is very interesting. :-)

Gallery Juana said...

Thank you for all your wonderful comments. I have had fun visiting all your blogs:)

Chris Stone said...

Great picture... love the texture.

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